The Caudron G.III may be a bit clunky but it has a certain appeal. It was built during the early days before ailerons or synchronized machine guns. Because it was unarmed it could use a tractor engine. I worked up two profiles for this airplane. One in the aluminum paint and the other in basic varnished linen.
The French Caudron G.III was a two seat, single-engined tractor biplane, with a twin-boom tail. The end of the lower booms was used as a landing skid. It was initially built in May of 1913. Its wing spars were of ash and spruce with reinforcing strips of metal. The wings had no dihedral. The design used wing warping, rather than ailerons, for controlling movement of the aircraft. Initially, the horizontal stabilizer also used warping, but later a hinged stabilizer was added. The aircraft was used as an Army cooperation and reconnaissance machine.